Located in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kifune shrine is effortlessly iconic. It is one of the highest-ranked government supported shrines, and for a good reason. The shrine is surrounded by wildlife and nearby rivers. It also bears worship to Shinto spirits related to water. Overall, Kifune shrine is easily recognizable owing to its many red lanterns. Continue reading »
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan.
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was founded by Empress Shōtoku in the middle of the eighth century. Though was destroyed by the flooding of the Kamo River, it was rebuilt as an offshoot of Enryaku-ji, a nearby temple. In the 13th century, it was again destroyed during a civil war. The temple was moved to its current location in 1922, later suffering typhoon damage in 1950. Continue reading »
Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, it forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. Continue reading »
Breathtaking images from a skilled photographer show that even one day in Japan’s former capitals is enough for unforgettable beauty. Continue reading »
Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop”. The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here. There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets. What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book). An experience shared by everyone at least once: the blissful “instant of falling asleep”. It is already 2 am but you think just a little more… with heavy drooping eye lids you continue reading only to realize you have fallen asleep. Continue reading »
The ancient sanctuary, Shimogamo Shrine and its neighbouring forest has been illuminated in two brilliant interactive light displays by Teamlab. Continue reading »
A characteristic feature of this trendy capsule hotel in Kyoto is that you can get a place to sleep at “9 hours”. The main theme of this place is the Japanese simplicity and the local hospitality. You can relax there, take a shower and get some sleep. In each capsule is the screen, one-sheets and even pajamas. Continue reading »